Online Resources Collection
These reliable, accurate information sources are free with your library card number and PIN.
Access to full page and article images with searchable full text from 1851 to 2004.
- You can look at some real advertising from the era of Mad Men in the New York Times Historical Archive!
Full-text information about Naperville's history from primary source materials. Annotated list.
- Telephone numbers used to be 1-3 digits! Take a look at the Naperville phone directory from 1910.
Genealogy warehouse with U.S. Census data from 1790-1930, family and local histories, Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application files, and Freedman's Bank records.
- You can find out if any of your ancestors filed for a Revolutionary War Pension.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. (FOLD3)
- Discover your family's military past.
Access to full page and article images with searchable full text from 1849 to 1989.
- You can see how dramatic events unfolded online — such as the sinking of the Titanic and the return of the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft!
More than 3,000 databases and census records with more than 1 billion names.
- Ancestry can help you find the name of the ship your grandparents sailed when immigrating to the U.S.